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Giorgio's Restaurant
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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1131 NW Hoyt St Portland, OR 97209
1131 Northwest Hoyt StreetUSOregonPortland97209
(503) 221-1888giorgiospdx.com
$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 9:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Intimate spot with quaint dining room serving traditional Italian dishes, including handmade pastas.- Google
"I had the wild boar ragu pasta."
"Basically, Giorgio is ripping off his Groupon customers."
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blanksage
5 months ago
Never coming back. Visited Saturday night at 7pm, as we had a reservation. 2 servers, no hostess, no bartender. Servers had looks of fear on their faces all night, and when I realized they were handling a whole restaurant alone that included two very large tables (10+ and 15+ people) plus making all the drinks themselves I could understand why. Food was overpriced and the portions were small. I ordered the tagliatelle and the person next to me ordered a half order of the same. Both portions were exactly the same but his plate was half the size and I paid double. Inexplicable. The ordering was not by seat, so when the food came it was chaos, and figuring out the bill was a nightmare. The server dropped the bill without looking at us or saying a word and never came back to assist or check on us. We were forced to guess based on his handwriting what was what as they had no printed receipt or itemization of any sort. That alone soured me on the whole experience. There is MUCH better Italian in town for the price and the service was simply subpar. I understand why, as they were severely understaffed. Look elsewhere for your meal.
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charleson liu
10 months ago
It was totally new dinning experience for us. I have never seen a restaurant owner/manager so rude. We heard the portion of the dish at this restaurant is small, so our family of three paid $75 for a coupon for four people to make sure our son get enough to eat. When we explained to the owner/manager our intention, he shout at us, "you violate the rule ! since you have only three people show up, you can only have three people's food !". when I gently reminded him that we paid for four people's dinner, he yelled "if you don't want to follow our rule, you can get out!". We could not afford walking out without consuming the coupon we paid $75 for. But our dining mood is totally ruined. I should have read the customer reviews before making the purchase of the coupon.
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Troy Love
2 years ago
I cannot accurately describe the food and decor in Giorigio's because I have never eaten there.... However, I can tell you the man answering the phone on Saturday at 4:00 PM was the rudest host/server that I have ever tried to make a reservation with in my entire life. They did not have any tables available this evening because everyone was trying to turn in their Groupons before they expired. He told me "you should manage your life better" because I had not booked earlier for that night. This is the last thing any customer should hear from a host/server. He continued to argue and even yell at me on the phone. I cannot believe management would allow someone with this demeanor to answer the phone. I don't wish termination on anyone, but I sure wouldn't mind if management took care of this problem. A three minute phone conversation turned me off from every wanting to visit this restaurant.
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Cindy Anderson
a year ago
HAPPY HOURS 5:00–6:30pm Tues–Fri ** FOOD $3.00–$10.00 One of the most highly-rated Italian restaurants in town! Happy Hour doesn’t quite offer the cheapest prices, but the food is top-notch: grilled octopus, several salads, mixed olives or nuts, soup, paninis, meat and cheese plates. ** DRINKS $4.00 beer of the day; $5.00–$7.00 wines, $5.00 cocktail of the day ** ATMOSPHERE -- It’s a low-key, off-the-radar place that’s been around since July 2000. Simple, European café style with black & white tiled floors, dark wood tables, and a long, copper-topped bar.
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Bob Williams
9 months ago
Flower shops could sell flowers more cheaply (lower price or bigger bouquets) if we bought more. Georgio's prices are too high and the portions too small. Since it is overhead and not food costs that are his headache, it is hard to see why he doesn't try to attract more customers (and hard to see how he stays in business, frankly). The food is delicious, but there is no balsamic on the table to mix with the very good olive oil for the bread (and that comes with no butter). There is also no chess to sprinkle over your pasta. These two lacks tell a story. I would go back for happiness hour or for lunch, the lunch menu seems to be about half-price though I somehow expect the portions, already modest, to be cut even further then. As I say, the food is delicious, but he needs a business manager to get rich there and perhaps even to just stay in business.
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Susie Verbrigghe
a year ago
This is a tough one. I think that Giorgio's may have good food; but being I used a Groupon coupon, my review has to be based on that. Basically, Giorgio is ripping off his Groupon customers. He says it is an $80 value for $40. If you have a Groupon coupon, you have a "pre-fixed menu." It has a choice of 3 entrees & 3 starters. I ordered the salad for my starter. It had a small amount of lettuce & cherry tomatoes. Taste was fine- but my own homemade salad would be better, and I am not a chef. The main entree was a penne type pasta, with a cheese type sauce. Wasn't my favorite, but then I grew up with my mom's Italian family. The amount was about what you would expect for some of the high end restaurants, just not the quality. My daughter had the same main entree & a different starter. Her starter was good, I forget the name of it, but it was basically deep fried mozzarella balls. Off the regular menu, you could get entrees from about $15 to $25. However, for some reason you can't use your $80 Groupon credit towards regular menu items...unless you took a deep cut on your groupon. A $14 item would cost you $10, in addition to your coupon. What??? My other daughter already paid $40 for this. I would like to at least get the $40 worth of food (supposedly $80 value). In addition to our "pre-fixed" dinner, I ordered an appetizer off the regular menu, for $13. It was crostini with figs & prosciutto. It was quite good, although only 2 small pieces. I had a lemon drop drink, for $10- also very good. The waiter gave us our bill, and the total was $103, & with the $80 discount from the groupon, I owed $23. I was supposedly to tip on the $103. Now, I almost always tip 20%, but I refuse to tip on a value NOT equal to the food served. I would have done better if instead of buying the groupon, my daughter just gave us the cash for this restaurant. When I asked the waiter if dessert was included, he said, "It should be, for this price." It totally was not personal for the waiter, but if I had tipped on the $103 total- I would have left him $20. When I add that to the amount I already paid- I would have come out cheaper just not using the darn groupon. I left the waiter $13. I based it on a $63 dinner (the amount my daughter paid for the groupon & the total of my other food/drinks). I believe Giorgio is making a profit off the groupons. Totally unethical. For that reason, he will not get my repeat business. Giorgio's might have good food off the regular menu- just don’t ever use a Groupon for this restaurant- he is not being honest.
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Kathleen Anson
4 years ago
Gorgeous inside - reminds me of Little Italy in NYC - hex tile floor and all. The food is spectacular - not your average American "Italian" restaurant. The focus here is on freshness and authenticity - and they make terrific use of the bounty of the Pacific NW. Giorgio himself is there every night, and he is everything you want him to be. Not inexpensive, but very romantic - perfect date night or special occasion spot. Some of the best desserts in town, and always changing. Excellent espresso as well.
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Rob Zwissler
2 years ago
I was really surprised, and not in a good way. The food would have been decent in the $10-15 a plate range, but even at that rate I would have felt the service was "fair". At the prices we paid, this place was ridiculous. I had the wild boar ragu pasta. The portion was moderate, the pasta was not homemade, the sauce was good but not great. The bread was pre-sliced bread that tasted and looked straight out of a grocery store bread bag.

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